Kevin Durant

TORONTO | Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Warriors 131-128 in OT

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard scored a season-high 37 points, Pascal Siakam added a career-high 26 and the Toronto Raptors overcame a 51-point performance from Kevin Durant to beat the Golden State Warrirors 131-128 in overtime on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to seven. Kyle Lowry had 10 points and 12 assists, Serge Ibaka scored … Continue reading TORONTO | Leonard scores 37, Raptors beat Warriors 131-128 in OT

HOUSTON | Warriors’ Green not apologizing, he and Durant moving on

HOUSTON — Draymond Green isn’t apologizing for his part in a dustup with Kevin Durant that led to a one-game suspension by the Golden State Warriors. But Green vowed Thursday that the Warriors are not imploding, regardless of whatever is, or isn’t happening, following the heated exchange between he and Durant in Monday night’s overtime … Continue reading HOUSTON | Warriors’ Green not apologizing, he and Durant moving on

OAKLAND, Calif | Curry injured, Bucks snap Warriors’ 8-game win streak

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry left with an injury and the Golden State Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak Thursday night. Eric Bledsoe scored seven straight points during Milwaukee’s big third quarter and finished with 26. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, nine … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Curry injured, Bucks snap Warriors’ 8-game win streak

MIAMI | As training camps open, here’s 10 NBA stories worth noting

MIAMI — Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, here’s 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign: JIMMY BUTLER As media days were ending Monday, Jimmy Butler was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s temporary. The first big saga of the 2018-19 season … Continue reading MIAMI | As training camps open, here’s 10 NBA stories worth noting

Wild: LeBron going to the Lakers only adds to West test

Kevin Durant, Paul George and Chris Paul all made quick decisions to stay put and remain in the Western Conference. And now LeBron James is joining them. Just like that, the West got even wilder. Day 1 of NBA free agency was not lacking for fireworks or firepower, led by James’ decision to leave Cleveland … Continue reading Wild: LeBron going to the Lakers only adds to West test

CLEVELAND | Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

CLEVELAND  — Kevin Durant went back-to-back, twice. It’s now two straight NBA championships for the Golden State Warriors, and two consecutive NBA Finals MVP awards for the forward who played a huge role in getting them to those titles. Durant scored 20 points in the Game 4 clincher Friday night, a 108-85 win over the … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

Warriors’ Durant out at least 2 weeks with fractured rib

OAKLAND, Calif. /March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Kevin Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib on his right side, joining fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the injury list for the defending champion Golden State Warriors. An MRI exam Friday for the NBA Finals MVP revealed the incomplete fracture, and … Continue reading Warriors’ Durant out at least 2 weeks with fractured rib

Court civility: NBA plan aims to smooth player-ref relations

MIAMI /January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Kevin Durant was steaming mad over officiating this week, then eventually apologized after realizing he could have better handled his frustrations. The NBA hopes all players and referees take the time for such reflection. The league introduced a five-pronged plan Friday to try and improve how players and referees get along … Continue reading Court civility: NBA plan aims to smooth player-ref relations